Devaaja – a splendid experience
on Jan 30, 2019
I came to this place to enjoy the benefits and amenities of ayurvedic treatment.
All my expectations have been fulfilled. In every aspect. I especially enjoyed twice a day the various types of massage, the excellent skilled girls did a really good job. I loved the delicious freshly made food, in the morning, noon time, and again in the evening. I joined the yoga classes given in the morning when the sun was rising (so beautiful), and a second time in the afternoon plus meditation. There was nothing I didn't like ... except the fact that the patio doors and windows in the bedrooms are not equipped with mosquito screens, thus one had to keep them shut at night. A pity! The manager should think about changing this.
Finally the reception desk needs to be mentioned. The staff did its best to answer anybody's desire. The day of my departure taxis, busses, and ferries were on strike which meant that I could not leave since the resort is located on an island. But sweet and cool Mr. Bharat found a way to get me out :)
Enriching on every level
on Jan 14, 2019
I arrived with no expectations, in need of time alone and relaxation. I got that and so much more. Mindful conversations with international guests and nationals, outstanding treatments twice a day, healthy, varied food, friendly & hospitable staff, an excellent yoga teacher whose voice soothes as he teaches the poses with a view to match, beautiful colourful Goan houses and manicured lawns and, silence! I stayed a week which was too short so I shall return for longer.
Best of all? I made two friends I hope to see again! And I have a recipe for life for a healthier me! Thank you Devaaya for teaching me that vegetarian food & warm Tulsi water (and a lot more besides) is good for me!
Good choice for Pancha Karma/Ayurveda Wellness
on Jan 6, 2019
The Devaaya Resort is recommendable for the 3 week Pancha Karma.
Doctors/treatment: good quality. Kryas early morning are very good.
Service: very friendly and attentive. High efforts to make it work for you.
Rooms: generally good, few are unacceptable but you should be able to move to a nicer room in your category. Bring a Mosquito net
Grounds: quite nice, fairly remote location, has lots of potential
Food: good, hotel offers cooking classes
Yoga: do not come for the Yoga only. Yoga classes are okay but not very good. They have a nice big yoga pavilion where you can practice on your own or book a yoga instructor for yourself.
on Dec 12, 2018
I had the most special and amazing experience in Devaaya centre! I was received by the most polite and professional staff, starting with the manager Mr Vinod that treated me with a lot of courtesy , the yoga teacher Mr Karthik was truly inspiring , all the staff from the restaurants and of course all the staff from the Spa.
I really recommend this beautiful place, the surroundings are spectacular even the atmospheric music around the resort invites you to a deeper journey!!!
The treatments in the Spa/ clinic where fantastic , I wish I could have those kind of treatments here in my country.
I really hope to go back very soon!!!
A truly healing retreat
on Nov 12, 2018
I stayed at this wonderful retreat for 2 weeks and had a fantastic experience. The service is exceptional and nothing like I have experienced anywhere else. If I could give 10 stars I would!
The location is heavenly and so incredibly peaceful - the perfect setting for some downtime and relaxation.
I loved the morning yoga sessions by sunrise and despite not being a morning person I had no problem getting up to attend them! It was a great way to start the day and both yoga instructors were great. Thank you
I stayed in a villa and the room was lovely - had everything I needed. The only comment I would have is that the AC was not working as well as it could have.
The hospitality is second to none and they really take very good care of you. Mr Antonio, Mr Lucas and there team were just lovely - I cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Huge compliments to the Chef Mr Godham as the food was amazing, fresh and full of flavour.
The staff at the Ayurvedic centre were great - a very big thank you to Dr Aruna who was simply wonderful. She had a warm, caring and friendly manner and was very knowledgeable. I was very sad to leave as I truly felt a huge difference.
Thank to you everyone at Devaaya for their kindness, care and attention during my stay and I look forward to returning :o)